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LGIAsuper hires new CIO from Equip Super

A$13bn LGIAsuper has tapped Troy Rieck to take over as new CIO, leaving the same role at Melbourne-based Equip Super.
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Blue Sky’s former MD: ‘Agriculture in Australia doesn’t suit listed vehicles’

Blue Sky’s real assets division is transferred to Oaktree ownership, with rebranded Blue Sky Water Partners set to carry out investment management operations.
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Michael Blakeney joins ex-Blue Sky directors at Riparian Capital Partners – exclusive

The newly-established fund manager has brought in Blakeney to lead its diversified agri strategy, which will invest in water, farmland and private equity-style agricultural assets.

RRG brings in $225m for water vehicle

Chief operating officer Nicole Neeman Brady told the Global Climate Action Plan Summit late last year that government support for the solar industry provided a useful model for fostering private water investments.

Kilter Rural CEO: Environment can benefit from ag investing

Cullen Gunn says investing in agriculture and improving the environment can be achieved simultaneously as his firm continues targeting A$500m for its Australian Farmlands Fund.

Cotton growers in Murray-Darling Basin offer A$100m of water entitlements for sale

The group of farming families is offering a buyer the chance to return the water to the environment.

NCREIF: Drought sees Australian returns dip in Q1 as annualized returns remain strong

Capital appreciation returns continue to grow in permanent farmland thanks to the rising value of water entitlements – but dry conditions have hurt returns elsewhere.

Blue Sky resolves court action with Pinnacle and Riparian amid string of board resignations

Brisbane-based Blue Sky has resolved its court action against three former directors as the company’s chairman and chief executive leave the business.

‘Unsustainable’ Murray-Darling planting levels could crash market

Sunrice chairman Laurie Arthur warns of casualties among irrigation enterprises and industries if horticultural development keeps going at the current rate.

Visibility needed as ‘mixed’ sentiment hits east-coast Australian grains

The first wheat imports to Australia in years raise concerns about the sector – but there is still interest in cropping properties.
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